I've had a Twitter account for a while and typically make a couple of posts to it every day. It's been growing at the rate of a couple of dozen new followers a day, I typically follow people in the IM world so if you have a Twitter link on your Warrior Forum profile there's a good chance that I'm following you! Most IM people seem to follow back.
My account was growing at a steady rate for several months and a few weeks ago I passed the 2500 followers mark, not a huge amount by Twitter standards but more people than I've ever invited over to dinner at one shot! The account continued to grow, and at one point 2564 people were following me.
A few days later it dropped by about 140 followers. This has never happened before. I was thinking that some of my followers may have had their accounts banned and maybe Twitter did a mass-removal of banned accounts?
Since then I have seen it drop a bit more, now the followers are finally going up but at a rate of only 2 or 3 a day. I'm now at 2446 followers.
Has anyone else experienenced anything like this recently? I never said or did anything contreversial, I never post affiliate or squeeze-page links, in fact I've never tried to sell anything on my tweets - when I do post a link it's usually to an interesting blog post to which I have no affiliation. I will be the first to admit that I'm not the worlds most interesting person to follow, but I never lost 140 followers in a day before!
I'm not really complaining, but I was wondering if I did something to annoy Twitter? I've only tweeted manually and haven't used any software to build up my followers.